• Summit Minerals promotes energy-transition-focused CEO Gower He to role of MD
  • Strong activity at SUM’s core ops recently reported, including the Stallion uranium project in WA
  • The company now looking to “pounce on the right acquisitions”


Special Report: Battery metals explorer Summit Minerals has a new managing director, with CEO Gower He – a highly experienced corporate leader and energy-transition specialist – elevated to the role.

There’s boardroom movement at the top for Summit Minerals (ASX:SUM) with the company promoting Gower He to the head of the table.

He joined SUM as CEO in October last year – and has clearly made a positive impact with the company’s leadership group.

Prior to this, He held various management positions with other ASX-listed companies, as well as with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui.

He now lands the new role with SUM in good shape, with its core operations – Phillips River lithium project; Stallion uranium project; Castor lithium project; and the Ahmed antimony project – all being reviewed but moving ahead strongly, per SUM’s latest quarterly activities report.

He expressed gratitude for the promotion, while also electing to keep his current renumeration package unchanged to help put Summit in a good position to “pounce on the right acquisitions for future growth”.


Who is Gower He?

He is qualified as a CPA and has more than 20 years of multinational experience in the resources sector and metals value chain.

“He is a driven and strategic leader, with global networks, in addition to his thorough understanding of the value chains across multiple commodities, particularly, in the energy transition sector,” the company said in today’s announcement.

“His strong commercial acumen and technical knowledge in the energy transition front makes him the ideal managing director to lead company through the next phase of growth in the energy transition industry.”

While the new MD settles into his role, the company also sees a departure, with non-executive director Stephen Ross resigning to focus on other professional commitments.

He believes an exciting time looms ahead for both company and its projects.

“The energy transition and raw material shortage in select minerals is very real and here to stay,” He says.

“My past training at Mitsui has given me the tools to help identify the right assets and help increase the value of the companies with those assets.”

SUM’s share price is having a good week so far, currently up 10% at the time of writing.


Some recent company highlights

SUM continues to review and assess its diverse portfolio of projects as it looks to build shareholder value in the short, medium and long term.

Of particular note:

  • The company’s Stallion uranium project in WA was recently reinstated, with further exploration planned.
  • The latest assay results and interpretation at the Castor lithium project in Canada indicate elevated gold and copper anomalies.

Meanwhile, SUM says it “continues to advance commercial discussions on various value accretive opportunities”.



This article was developed in collaboration with Summit Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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